Health policy

Health policy

Don't ask your gynecologist if you need a hysterectomy...

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Zelda Abramson
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the history of gynecology and how the hysterectomy came to be the most common surgery performed on women in Canada today. Identifies why this approach is problematic for women's health. 

 


The birth of a network

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article describes the making of Canada's Women's Health Network. Shares components, objectives and questions to consider. Lists provincial network contacts. 

Thinking women and health care reform in Canada

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English
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Paper
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Pat Armstrong
Barbara Clow
Karen Grant
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Beth Jackson
Ann Pederson
Morgan Seeley
Publisher: 
Women's Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A book written by members of Women and Health Care Reform, a national working group housed within the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health, the collection points to the importance of including gender in health sector decision-making. Twelve concise chapters address a wide range of issues, including obesity, maternity care, mental health of health care workers, and private health insurance. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (US)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Policy development

An independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.  The IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, whose aim is to help those in government and the private sector make informed health decisions by providing evidence upon which they can rely.  Many of the studies that the IOM undertakes begin as specific mandates from Congress; still others are requested by federal agencies and independent organizations. The IOM also convenes a series of forums, roundtables, and standing committees, as well as other activities, to facilitate discussion, discovery, and critical, cross-disciplinary thinking.

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202-334-2000
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Email Address: 
iomwww@nas.edu
Street Address: 
The Keck Center
Addt'l Street Address: 
500 Fifth Street, NW
City: 
Washington, DC
Country: 
USA

Elementos para un Análisis de Género en las Estadísticas de Salud para la Toma de Decisiones

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Spanish
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Guidelines for Gender based Analysis of Health data for Decision Making
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Harpa Isfeld
Publisher: 
Pan-American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2009

El análisis de género es una política de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. En esta línea, la Oficina de Género, Etnicidad y Salud promueve la toma de decisiones con base en información, y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades nacionales para generar, analizar y utilizar eficazmente los indicadores de salud, desde una perspectiva de género y de diversidad.

Presents the basic elements for developing a gender-based analysis using health statistics, and includes some case studies based on data derived from Belize. Highlights the importance of using data disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic level, ethnic group, sexual orientation, geographic area, and other factors, in specific contexts, and whenever possible.

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Finding a healthy balance: research, policy and practice on women's unpaid caregiving in Nova Scotia

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
September 2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Highlights the key findings and outcomes from the Healthy Balance Forum May 2-3, 2006 in Dartmouth, N.S., and outlines how the forum will impact the future activities of the HBRP. Includes summaries of each presentation along with copies of the presentation slides where available.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0-9689876-5-6
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women, ageing and health: a framework for action

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World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This framework for action addresses the health status and factors that influence women's health at midlife and older ages with a focus on gender. It provides guidance on how policy-makers, practitioners, nongovernmental organizations and civil society can improve the health and well-being of ageing women by simultaneously applying both a gender and an ageing lens in their policies, programmes and practices, as well as in research.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9789241563529

Women's empowerment and gender equality: essential goals for saving women's lives

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English
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Author: 
World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Promoting gender equality and empowering women (Millennium Development Goal 3) is not only an important goal in itself but also represents a powerful strategy for achieving other MDGs, especially MDG 5, which is to improve maternal health. This leaflet specifies what gender equality and women's empowerment mean, providing specific examples.

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Paradoxes and contradictions in health policy reform: implications for First Nations women

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jo-Anne Fiske
Annette J. Browne
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

When governments invite the public to participate in consultations to reform health care and other policies, they generally represent themselves as calling upon citizens to engage in a social, but apolitical process. This study questions this representation by rethinking how policy is formulated and enacted and by rethinking how Aboriginal women are regarded when they engage in the health care system.

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ISBN 9781894356602
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Includes bibliographical references.

Challenging discourse in health policy research: the case of "lone mothers'

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Karen Bridget Murray
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
June 2008
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Using discourses on “lone mothers” as a case study, this research paper explores some of the dilemmas of conducting health policy research focused on particular social groups. The paper highlights the importance of health research that takes a reflexive stance towards the role of researchers in creating and augmenting negative and stigmatizing social classifications.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9780981045900
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